One of the things that has always been true for any website that we have owned has been that we have had better success with our online businesses when the servers are hosted in the country that we are marketing to. Whether it is simply related to the better search engine rankings that we receive or a faster customer experience, we will continue to buy hosting in the countries that our websites are catering to.
So when we decided to start selling products online in Dubai, we decided it was time to get a hosting account in that country. It wasn’t going to be enough for us to host with a company that was based out of Dubai, instead we were looking for a company that provided hosting on servers physically located in Dubai, UAE.
After a bit of looking on the internet, we were able to find a company that offered website hosting in Dubai at a great price. In fact, their yearly rate was lower than we pay over here and we were able to get a hosting package that meets our needs now, but still leaves us room to grow.
The account was setup quickly, and I am impressed with the actual speed of the server our site is on – it seems a lot faster than typical shared hosting accounts.
With our site now up, we have to wait for sales to start trickling in – we are hoping that our expansion into Dubai will be very lucrative for our company.